well i found out where my nearest lidl is though i wouldnt say near but im a big walker so i will have to walk the hour to get there and take bus back and gonna start going to greengrocers in another village. just unfortunate as i live on a estate off a main road and a big tesco is 15 minutes walk away, which is fine i guess.. adds to my exercise and the nearest shops are really pants
Quorn is expensive when not on offer, go to Holland and Barrett and get something called TVP. It is very cheap and is used liked quorn, you can find recipes on the internet for it. Free if it is made with unfattened soya.
Plenty of benefits to shopping online, you have to search for what you want and don't get caught so much by product placement, someone packs it all for you and drives it home and you don't have to get stressed by screaming children running infront of your trolley.
If I go to lidl I usually spend about £80,but Tesco or Asda can be as much as £150 .This is because I end up looking at the kids clothes and at the moment, our 3 seem to be continually growing very quickly!!
I probably spend approx. £200 a month on the two of us - I do a 'big' shop once a month (freezer bits, meat, veg etc.) and then just top up each week with the essentials! I am a big 'red' fan but make sure i buy cheaper cuts of meat and cook them accordingly - slow cooker etc. xxx
For the four of us I spend between £60-£100 per week. I'm quiet careful & will buy things which I know will be eaten if they are on offer; eg if WW yoghurts on offer I'll buy those instead of Activia. My lovely FiL brings us some meat round each week.
I also try not to go to the supermarket mid week as I usually find we can 'do without' until the next shop. If I do go mid week it's usually for fruit or veg.
I'd definately try online shopping, it might seem like a lot £5 delivery but you will make savings by buying only what you need.
I definetly think shopping online is a good plan for you You can avoid all the choccy deals that we get pulled in on and not buy anything you dont need just because its on offer... thats how u spend more i always find x
Im on a tight budget and have around £25 a week as well.
I write my menu for the week and a shopping list from that. I then type my list into mysupermarket.com and work out the price. I then walk around asda's with my list and calculator and add everything up as I go round. I find it really helps me not buy the offers